Our Kind of Traitor

Synopsis: When Perry and his girlfriend, Gail, cross paths with the charismatic Dima on their Moroccan holiday, the forceful Russian is quick to challenge Perry to a friendly game of tennis. But this innocuous contest is not all it seems - Dima is a long-time servant of the Russian mafia, whose new boss, 'The Prince', wants him and his family dead. His only hope is to ask the unsuspecting Perry to broker him sanctuary with the British intelligence services, in return for exposing a vein of corruption that runs right to the heart of the City of London. Soon they find themselves on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps and, with the might of the Russian mafia closing in, begin to realise this particular match has the highest stakes of all.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Susanna White
Production: Film4
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min


It's just not...

I'm sorry.

Well, there's a Chilean Cabernet

or an Aussie Shiraz.

Everything else

costs an arm and a leg.

I want whatever they're having.

Stop staring.

He's the one

who's staring. Look.


No, that's fine.

I might be a couple

of minutes late, though.

Or there's

a Chteau Ptrus

for 16,000 euro we might try.

Great, thank you. Bye.

They moved my call forward.

All right. See you later.

I did tell you that

I'd have to do some work.

Come have a drink with us.

- I'm okay, thanks.

- It's not okay.

Your woman just left you.

Come on. Don't be a sourpussy.

Sourpuss, actually.

Sourpuss. Okay,

don't be a sourpuss.

Come on, have a drink with us.

What the f*ck? Come on.

That is Niki, Andrei.

You don't need

to know those people.

- I'm Dima.

- Perry.

Sit down, Perry.

Do you want some wine?

- Sure.

- Chteau Ptrus.

There you go.

Why did your woman

leave you, Perry?

- She had to make a call.

- Call the kids?

No, we don't have any kids.

You don't have time for kids?

You a banker?

No, I teach at a university.

A teacher. Then how the f*ck can

you afford this restaurant?

My wife is a successful lawyer.

How long are you in Morocco for?

We leave in a couple of days.

Why don't you come to

a party with us tonight?

It's a Russian party.

Maybe another time.

What other time? I'll never

fucking see you again.

- I can't tonight.

- What?

Your lawyer wife

pussy-whip you?

You have to ask her permission?

Let's play a game.

Show me your credit card.

Show me your credit card.

Hold it up to me.

It's a game.

Now put it away.

If I remember the number on that

card, you come with me to the party,

and if I f*ck up,

I'll give you $5,000, okay?

All right.

Call your wife, Professor.

Hey, it's me again.

Look, you must

still be on your call.

I popped out for a drink with

those guys from the restaurant

and I just

didn't want you to worry.

So I'll see you later, okay?


No, no.

- Dima.

- Maria.

Meet my friend, Perry.

This is Maria.

Nice to meet...

- Nice to meet you.

- Hi. Nice to meet you.

You will look after him tonight?

Of course. No problem.

- Perry, come with me.

- Okay, yeah, yeah.

You want some?

So, what do you teach?

It's so boring.

Tell me.


Poetry isn't boring.

It is when you study it

under a microscope.

Then why do you do it?

I don't know.

Lack of imagination.

I don't believe you.

You're very pretty.

So are you.

Let me get you another drink.

Yeah, that's a good idea.


My God.



What am I doing here?

Watch Movies and Series!

Help! Stop!

- No!

- Hey, hey! Get off her!

Fucking prick. Come on, then!

Hey, he's my guest.

50, go, go. Go, go.

Okay, Professor?

What the f*ck is going on?

You're a crazy motherfucker,


Did you see that guy's tattoos?

The knife on the neck

means he kills people.

The stars on the shoulders

means he's a big mafia guy.

I wish I'd known that

at the time.

It wouldn't have made

any difference.

You're a gentleman.

Man of honour.

You know what this is?


Virgin Mary?

It's my mother.

When I was a kid in Russia,

we had no money,

so my mother fucked this

Kagbeshnik, KGB guy,

so we could eat, you know.

He was like that guy.

He liked to hurt women.

One day, I come home

and he's there

and he's fucking her

like an animal

and slapping her.

I'm just standing there.

And my mother looks at me.

She doesn't say anything.

So I take his gun

and I kill him.

What the f*ck?

It was my mother.

You get sentimental.

You play tennis, Professor?

Yes, a little.

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John le Carré

David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), better known by the pen name John le Carré (), is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author. In 2011, he was awarded the Goethe Medal. more…

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